The Orioles have won only six of their last nineteen games and have fallen below .500. I'm not supporting major trades/transactions, but little things have to be done.
Let's stop acting like Steve Pearce is more than what he is. He's a platoon player. He has a .648 OPS against RHP, and a .803 OPS against LHP. If people think he'll be able to hit all pitchers, they'll be disappointed. He won't be in the #2 spot for long.
I'm not surprised by Machado's lack of productivity. He's coming off a knee surgery, he was rushed through the minors, and he had an awful second half last year. He'll pick it up a little bit, but don't expect him to light the world on fire.
I'm not sure what Jonathan Schoop, Ryan Flaherty, and Caleb Joseph
are still doing on this team. Call up Clevenger, Lombardozzi, and Weeks.
The starting rotation has been bad, but there is not one person holding it back. They have just been collectively mediocre, although nobody has been worthy of a demotion.
It's only a matter of time before Davis breaks out. Unfortunately, it's only a matter of time before Cruz cools down.